Shoup Park - Garden House and Patriot Corner Picnic Area

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<p>Los Altos' first park is a wooded, 3.7-acre gem.  It is located just a short drive (or a pleasant walk) from downtown on the other side of the  Foothill Expressway. Hidden at the end of a long driveway, the park named after "the father of Los Altos"  opens up into a welcoming public space. Shoup Park beckons with its grassy areas and child-friendly spaces. Adobe Creek, which is often dry in the summer, runs along one side, and redwood trees provide enough shade for picnickers and birthday party celebrations.</p>
<p>The Garden House and the Patriot's Corner group picnic area are the two sites available for rental. There are two playgrounds, one for toddlers and one for older kids, including a short zip line for the adventurous. At the far corner is the veteran's memorial, "Liberty's Cradle," by Rebecca Truman. The Park is also home to the Underground, a teen center. The restrooms are cleaned often. The two parking lots, holding more than fifty-five cars combined, often fill on busy weekend days.</p>
400 University Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 947-2790
  • Accessibility Details: A ramp serves the Garden House. The terrain is mostly flat and pathways are paved. Outdoor restrooms have wheelchair-accessible stalls.
  • Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless renting the Garden House, which can be used until 11pm
  • Accessible: yes
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